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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Cranbrook, BC - March 2011
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 10:37:29 -0700

Kootenay News Advertiser

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Welk, Agnes Marie Louisa Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 Kootenay News Advertiser
Cranbrook, BC 1926 - 2011
Agnes Welk passed away at her home in Cranbrook on Thursday, March 24, 2011
at the age of 84 years. She was born in Findlay, Manitoba on October 14,
1926 to Rene and Marie Bauche.
Agnes moved to Kimberley in 1959 and to Cranbrook in 1989. Mom was
independent and her
favourite place in the world was her cabin at Wasa lake. She could change
the oil in her car and then bake the best pumpkin pies. She loved cake
decorating and putting up theme Christmas trees. Our Mom had a wonderful
sense of humour and a quick smile. She gave us sound, objective and
impartial advice. The
legacy she left for us is the high value she placed in
fairness and honesty.
Agnes leaves behind one son; Matt and three daughters; Audrey (Garry),
Virginia (Dave), and Charlotte (Tom) as well as her two grandchildren,
Parker and Olivia. She also leaves her brother Gilles and many nieces and
nephews. She was
predeceased by her parents,
Rene and Marie, her sister, Therese and brother, Eloi.
The family would like to thank the very caring and
compassionate doctors, nurses and caregivers in our health care system and
particularly Dr. Solcova, Val, Sue and Juli from Home Care Nursing and all
the ladies at the hospital lab. Mom appreciated all of your kindnesses.
A private family interment will be held at a later date. If friends desire,
memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, British
Columbia Branch Office, #200 - 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6
Condolences may be left for the family at
Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of
arrangements (250) 426-4864

St. Jean, Carol Anne Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 Kootenay News Advertiser
Cranbrook, BC Carol Anne St. Jean
1942 - 2011
Carol Ann St. Jean peacefully passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 24,
2011 in Calgary, Alberta at 68 years of age at the Foothills Hospital.
Carol was born on May 13, 1942 in Kimberley, British Columbia and is
survived by her
husband of 50 years Einar St. Jean; six children: Marie Lynn (Greg) Merrall,
Glynn (Diane) St. Jean, Colette (Stavros) Tosounidis, Laura (Mark) Lamont,
Cameron (Marcie) St. Jean and Reni (Dale) Rourke; six grandchildren:
Chalayna, Ethan, Madison, Chloe, Emma and Maija; sister: Pat (John)
Sullivan; brother: Bob (Joey) Wasiliew; as well as numerous nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Bill (Marlene) Wasiliew.
A memorial service for Carol will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2:00
pm at the Cranbrook Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Those wishing to
make a memorial donation in honour of Carol may do so to the Cranbrook
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2200 - 3rd Street South, Cranbrook,
British Columbia, V1C 4X5.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at:

Drysdale, Alistair James Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 Kootenay News Advertiser
Cranbrook, BC Alistair James Drysdale
1917 - 2011
March 23rd, 2011, in his 94th year and after a life of good health and great
humour, Alistair James Drysdale passed away in Cranbrook, BC, with his
daughters by his side.
Born in Neepawa, Manitoba on April 16th, 1917, Alistair moved to Vancouver,
BC, in 1928 and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1941.
His career as a geologist took him to Kimberley, BC; Bolivia; Calgary, AB;
and Denver, CO. Along with his wife, Pamela Staples, he spent many years
running the S Half Diamond Dude Ranch and since 1972 has called Premier Lake
his home.
Alistair was deeply involved with the Royal Arch Masonry, the cornerstone of
his later years. He was a life-long golfer and a member of the Kimberley
Golf Club, playing right through the summer of 2010. He loved culture,
especially music; he was a great dancer and a snappy dresser. He was known
to all as a man of honour, loyalty and wonderful humour, and maintained a
wide circle of friendships around the world till the day he died (all
without Facebook!)
Alistair is survived by daughters Karen (John Campbell) and Alyson (Frank
Simms), grandsons Alan, John, Mac, Cameron and Tyler, great grandchildren
Tuyen, Liam and Hazel, sister Norma Green, nieces Sharon and Heather, and
nephews Craig and Warren. He was predeceased by his son, Chester and wife,
A Celebration of Alistair's Life was held on Thursday, March 31st, at 2:00
PM at McPherson's Funeral Chapel in Kimberley, BC. In lieu of flowers,
donation in his name to the: Masonic Community Charities Fund for the Cancer
Car Project, 1495 - W. 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V6H 1C9 or the: Nature
Conservancy Canada, 825 - Broughton Street, Suite 200, Victoria, BC, V8W 1E5
would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at:

Harriott, William Jr. Monday, 21 Mar 2011 Kootenay News Advertiser
Cranbrook, BC Died suddenly of a heart attack on March 21, at his home in
Calgary, Alta at 52 years of age.
Born in Windsor Ont. to Bill & Barb Harriott of Wasa, BC. An avid downhill
skier & Member of Canadian Disabled Ski Team for 21 years. Bill had lost his
right arm in an industrial accident in 1979.
Bill carried the Canadian Flag into the Paralympic Games in Nagano, Japan.
Bill gave back to the sport by being a guide for blind skier Chris
Williamson in 2000. Bill & Chris won the Gold medal for Canada in the 2002
Paralympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Left to mourn is Wife, Renee, Daughter, Melissa, Son, Devon, Mother Barb,
Sister, Debbie & Brother, John.
Gone to Soon.

Crocker, Theresa Annie Sunday, 20 Mar 2011 Kootenay News Advertiser
Cranbrook, BC Theresa Annie Crocker
1929 - 2011
Theresa was born July 1, 1929 in Dodsland, Saskatchewan and later moved to
British Columbia. Theresa passed away at the F. W. Green Memorial Home in
Cranbrook on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
Theresa is survived by her two sisters Clara Finlayson of Cranbrook, British
Columbia and Evelyn Krupka of Luseland, Saskatchewan; brother Lorne Bermel
of Ontario; son Douglas Bermel; two granddaughters Crystal Bermel and Jenny
Bermel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
At Theresa's request there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of
Theresa's Life will follow at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at:

Semenoff, Mabel Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 Kootenay News Advertiser Cranbrook, BC
Semenoff, Mabel
We are saddened to announce the passing of Mabel Semenoff on March 17, 2011
in Cranbrook, BC after a battle with cancer.
She was born in Lundbreck, AB where she lived for 70 years before moving to
She married Jack on May 29, 1954 and they had three children. They farmed
near Lundbreck for 40 years. There she had plentiful gardens and beautiful
flowers. She was a great homemaker with delicious cooking. Her grandchildren
were her greatest joy.
She is survived by her children: Vince and family, Terry and family, both of
Saskatchewan; and daughter Sally and family of Cranbrook, BC. Brother Peter
and family of Kelowna, BC and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband Jack and her parents.
Internment in Lundbreck, AB on March 25, 2011.

Lancster, Ann Rosaline Friday, 11 Mar 2011 Kootenay News Advertiser
Cranbrook, BC Ann Rosaline Lancaster
August 15, 1915 - March 11, 2011
Ann was born in Mayook, B.C, the daughter of Mary and Basil Bulkot. Ann
passed away peacefully at Joseph Creek Care Village where she had
comfortably resided for the past 6 years. She gained a lot of extended
family there. The staff was exceptionally good to her. Ann was a cashier at
the Van Horne Grocery and at the Overwaitea for many years. She co-owned the
L.D. Ranch at Cherry Creek with her son Gary and Dorothy. Ann and Bert moved
to Princeton, B.C. for Bert's work at the Princeton Airport, and then back
to Cranbrook where she resided for the rest of her days. Ann enjoyed the
games of chance, and her trips to Las Vegas, Reno and Bonners. Ann is
survived by her son Gary and Dorothy Lancaster; grandson Keith and Crystal
Lancaster (their children Cory, Jessica and Nicole); all of Cranbrook, BC,
grandson Brian and Heather Lancaster (their children Danielle, Michael,
Alix, Kaed and Quin); of Calgary, AB, two sisters Laura Godderis of
Cranbrook and Mary and John Dunbar of Kelowna, B.C. and many nieces and
Ann was predeceased by her parents Mary and Basil Bulkot, her daughter
Barbara Ann Lancaster. Her spouse of 40 years Albert N. Whiting, and her
sisters Katherine Anderson and Staffie Citra, all of Cranbrook and great
granddaughter Tory Lindsay Lancaster of Calgary, Alberta.
The service for Ann will be Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10:00 am at Christ The
Servant Roman Catholic Church on 14th Avenue South. Interment will be in
Westlawn Cemetery, following the reception at the church. If you choose to
make a memorial donation, it would be to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at:

Norquist, Louise Patricia Sunday, 06 Mar 2011 Kootenay News Advertiser
Cranbrook, BC Louise Patricia Norquist
October 16, 1914 - March 6, 2011
Louise passed away peacefully at Joseph Creek Care Village in Cranbrook, BC
on the morning of Sunday, March 6th where she had been a resident for the
past three years. She was born in Penticton, BC, the youngest daughter of
Edmond and Eva Nagle (Klapstein). Her parents were early pioneers in the
North West Territories prior to moving to Penticton shortly after the turn
of the century.
Louise trained to become a nurse (RN) at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver
before moving to Kimberley to do summer relief work at the local hospital.
Her oldest brother, Ted Nagle, (Winnie) and one of her sisters, Tess Felker
(George) provided her with the family connection. Her first full time
nursing position was at the St Eugene Hospital in Cranbrook and she later
moved to Nelson to continue her nursing career.
Louise married Nels Norquist (now deceased), an airline pilot with Air
Canada. Throughout Nels' career, they lived in many places throughout
Canada. They had three children, Bill Norquist (Jean) of Vancouver, Jim
Norquist (Myrna) of Pitt Meadows and Karen Apps (Bob) of Kimberley. Louise
is also survived by ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two
nieces, Joan McLean (Keith) in Cranbrook , Frances Kimpton (Jerry) in
Invermere, one grand niece, Elaine Angeles in Port Coquitlum, and two
nephews, Geoff Nagle (Louise) of Golden, and Barry Nagle of Victoria.
Louise had many passions and interests. She learned to curl at the age of
forty and went on to be the first woman in Canada to win a car while curling
in a bonspiel. She was part of the team of "curling grannies" who travelled
to Scotland and won the Johnny Walker Gold Plate several years in a row
against predominantly men's teams. She loved to travel and she explored many
exotic places throughout the world during her travels. When Louise moved to
Kimberley in 1978 she learned to play Bridge and it quickly became a passion
of hers during the ten years she lived in Kimberley and thereafter in White
Rock. When she retired from curling, she volunteered with the Seniors both
in Kimberley and later in White Rock. She also spent many hours volunteering
with the Hospital Auxiliary in Kimberley and White Rock.
Louise was well known for her zest for life, her inner strength and
resiliency but in particular, for her love of family and her wonderful sense
of humour. This "larger than life" lady will be sadly missed by all her
family and friends.
We would like to thank Dr. Silvia Solcova for her wonderful, supportive care
of Louise and the staff and volunteers of Joseph Creek Care Village for
their kindness and thoughtfulness.
A Celebration of Louise's life will be held in the summer. If friends wish
to remember Louise with a memorial donation, her favourite charity was the
Children's Hospital.
Condolences may be left for the family at
Funeral arrangements in care of Mark Memorial Funeral Services (250)

Smith, Kenneth Harold Thursday, 03 Mar 2011 Kootenay News Advertiser
Cranbrook, BC Kenneth Harold Smith
October 25, 1946 - March 3, 2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce Ken's sudden passing at the
Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta after a brief illness.
Ken was born in Nelson, British Columbia. He married Pearl August 30, 1969
in Cranbrook, where they started to raise their family. As a mechanic he
spent several years self-employed, worked for Tembec and of late Maple Leaf
Forestry. Ken was an avid golfer being a member of the Kimberley Golf Club.
He loved fishing and the boat rides down the St. Mary's River with his
Survived by his loving wife Pearl, his children Brent (Crystal), Dean
(Anita) and Shelley (Kris); grandchildren Ryan, Alex, Tori, Marshall and
Mitchell; step-grandkids; his brother Robert (Laurie) and sister Jean
Anderson (Ken). Ken was predeceased by his father Gordon, mother Bonnie and
sister Peg.
A devoted husband, proud father and grandfather, Ken was always generous
with his time and energy to anyone who needed him. His kind fun loving
nature will be deeply missed by his family, friends, workmates and golf
Upon Ken's request, there will be no service. A Celebration of Ken's life
will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to
the Kimberley Junior Golf Program or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at:

Smith, Harvey Everett Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 Kootenay News Advertiser
Cranbrook, BC Harvey Everett Smith (Smitty)
Oct. 15, 1956-Feb. 24, 2011
Harvey passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his residence
(St. Michaels) in Lethbridge, Alberta February 24, 2011 after being involved
in a single motorcycle accident 4 years ago that left him paralyzed and in
need of an ongoing medical care.
Harvey was an avid custom car and truck builder who had a passion for
hunting, fishing, collecting antiques, going to rodeos, and even the odd
trip to the golf course. But most of all he loved entering his truck (Big
Red) in mud boggs & classic car shows.
You will be greatly missed by your loving wife Marianne, daughters Christie
(Bud), Dana (Bryan), son Harley (Harvey) and grandchildren Cody, Dylan,
Ashley & Courtney.

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